Danté Bartolmeo

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Union protests timing, process of layoffs at juvenile jail

Sen. Danté Bartolomeo, D-Meriden, speaks outside the Connecticut Juvenile Training School in Middletown.

Dozens of people gathered outside Connecticut Juvenile Training School Thursday to protest state layoffs that cut about one-third of the facility’s staff last weekend, creating what one union official called a “potentially life-threatening situation” for those still remaining. Continue Reading →

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Compromise would increase UConn Foundation transparency

UConn Provost Mun Choi testifies before the Higher Education Committee Tuesday.

State legislators have reached a compromise they hope will ease a dispute over transparency at the University of Connecticut Foundation. The foundation still would not be subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act, however. Continue Reading →

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Senate moves to rebuke Gray, stop Meriden campus closure

Sen. Danté Bartolomeo and   Rep. Emil Altobello talk with  community college students in Meriden on Monday.

The Senate moved swiftly Wednesday to stop a surprise plan to close a community college satellite campus in a district represented by the co-chair of the legislature’s committee on higher education. On a unanimous vote, the Senate stripped administrators of the right to close any campus without legislative approval. Continue Reading →

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Closing a Meriden campus just the beginning of college cuts

Sen. Danté Bartolomeo

As public protests mount against the unexpected announcement that Middlesex Community College’s Meriden campus will close this spring, students and the public can brace for many more sudden cuts at the state’s community colleges and four regional universities. Continue Reading →

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